Creating Space: How It Can Change Your Life
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Minimalism isn’t about frugality, but about creating space in our lives. It provides us with the tools to stop clutter from entering our lives and to get rid of useless stuff to make room for us.
The space around us isn’t just physical but includes the digital, mental, emotional and spiritual components that impact us in ways we don’t fully understand. Everything that we love: things like creativity, joy, laughter, needs space to exist.
We think we need things that we don’t really need, and by not buying such stuff we make room for things we truly need.
We need to tollgate our impulse to buy anything by asking ourselves if it sparks joy in our lives or not.
The more things we have, the more rooted, anchored or grounded we become to where we are.
When we are worried about our stuff lying somewhere we are unable to travel with ease and cannot be on the road spontaneously.
We are usually handcuffed to our busy schedule and have no time for the little joys of life, like having a stroll to the nearby coffee shop.
Creating space in our schedule, and stopping to smell the flowers or watch the sunset creates moments of serendipity in our lives that help us feel the magic of being alive.
Our thoughts, especially the creative kind, are blocked by physical clutter.
Mental clutter, the stuff that is bouncing in our minds, needs to be placed somewhere else, like in a notebook. A decluttered mind helps us with connecting ideas in innovative ways.
Let go of toxic people from your lives, creating space for life-giving, and loving people to enter.
Some people are toxic but still take up lots of space in our lives. These people suck our joy, drain our energy, waste our time and resources, and leave us feeling worse than before.
2020 has shown us how important it is to upgrade our skills, which can be done in the comfort of our homes.
Creating space inside our minds is crucial if we want to learn and grab new opportunities and challenges.
Creating space provides us with room to enjoy and savour our breaks, our moments of joy, allowing us to live and breathe in the present, not worrying about the next deadline.
We don’t enjoy our cup of coffee anymore, due to the weight of life upon us all the time. We always need to rush and finish up our fun, getting back to the grind.
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